Cambridge courses are designed to push you intellectually, challenge you, and inspire you week after week. Fitzwilliam provides a world-class academic environment that offers personally-tailored support from when you begin studying right up to when you take your exams, graduate and begin your career. Our job is to ensure that you are able to work to the very best of your abilities in a serious, supportive, lively environment. Yours is to make the most of your opportunity.

Teaching at Fitzwilliam College

Teaching for undergraduate courses at Cambridge is organised by the University and colleges in tandem. The University provides lectures and laboratories, it also sets the examinations! The colleges supplement and enrich this university provision by organising small group teaching supervisions for their own students.

Supervisions are at the heart of the undergraduate academic experience, allowing students to study in small groups with an expert in the field. Where that expert is a Fellow of Fitzwilliam, the supervisions will often take place within the College, but students will also have some teaching arranged for them with Fellows of other colleges.

It is the role of the Director of Studies for each subject to organise the supervisions at Fitzwilliam College. They also watch over the progress of the students in their subject and advise on the choices to be made within the wide range of options available in all Cambridge courses.

The three teaching terms at Cambridge last for only eight weeks. Terms are extremely intensive and students are expected to cover a lot of ground within them, and to use the correspondingly extended vacations to consolidate and revise, and to prepare coursework such as dissertations or technical reports. That is why we look for students who are highly-motivated to study their chosen subject.


Subjects studied at Fitzwilliam College

Click the subject pages below to find out more about each course and exact entry requirements.

Ancient World

Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic (ASNC)



Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES)

Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology


Computer Science






Foundation Year



History and Modern Languages

History and Politics

History of Art

Human, Social and Political Sciences

Land Economy




Modern and Medieval Languages

Natural Sciences


Psychological & Behavioural Sciences (PBS)

Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion

Veterinary Medicine